What do the American people want: A wide-open border, or a protective wall guarding America’s southern border?
If the average American voter was asked that question last month, the media would be very happy to report that only 29 percent of Independent voters thought building the wall was necessary.
The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, however, has left Democratic leaders like Nancy Pelosi stunned.
In just a few months, support for the construction of the wall has skyrocketed across every major voting demographic.
“This time last year, the poll claimed that only 34 percent of voters supported a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border,” Breitbart reported. “Today, support for the wall has climbed to 42 percent overall. Most notable, swing voters are increasingly supportive of the border wall to control immigration.”
In fact, 40 percent of independent voters now say that a wall is necessary to keep America safe, an 11-point jump.
And 87 percent of Republicans also agree that a border wall must be built, a 16-point increase.
Among registered voters overall, support for the construction of the border wall has increased 8 percentage points since President Donald Trump made his address to the nation.
Some good news for Trump on the border wall in new ABC/WaPo Poll:
Support for a border wall increased from 34% to 42%
Among college-educated, up 13pts
Among Independents, up 11pts
Among midwesterners, up 14pts
Among 18-39 yr. olds, up 5pts
Among nonwhites, up 6pts
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 13, 2019
There’s been a sharp increase in recent months.
November 2018 saw the highest spike in illegal crossings in over 12 years. Border patrol has warned that a new mass migration caravan has started making it’s way north and is expected to crash into the U.S. border in a few weeks.
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An estimate 600,000 illegal immigrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2019, authorities say.
— The Horn editorial team